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Nigerian army trains private security firms

web-post November 15, 2017

The Nigerian Army has commenced training of security personnel of private companies to equip them with capacities to handle emerging security challenges. The Director General, Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Major General Johnny Hamakim declared open the two-day training workshop. He said the training was necessary so as to give private firms capacities and competences to… Continue Reading »


Scotland Yard to train private guards in counter-terror strategy to identify threats

web-post November 10, 2017

Scotland Yard is planning to train private security guards as part of its counter-terrorism strategy to identify potential threats and add to their response arsenal in the event of an attack. Mark Rowley, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner and the head of the UK’s counter-terrorism policing, told the National Security Summit in London that the vast… Continue Reading »


India has the world’s largest number of private security workers

web-post September 29, 2017

If you live in cities, you might have had more encounters with a private security guard than a police officer. Their ubiquitous presence is more or less taken for granted, especially in industrial areas, public installations and office spaces. With 7 million security guards and 1.4 million police officers, India has five times as many… Continue Reading »


Malaysia sets new rules for private security companies

web-post September 26, 2017

Armed private bodyguards must undergo a two-tier training pro¬g¬ramme to renew their “carry and use” firearms permits starting January next year. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi announced this and several other initiatives aimed at improving the private security industry. He said the new requirements were aimed at helping to prevent misuse… Continue Reading »


SA Private Security Sector to receive 6.4% wage increase

web-post September 7, 2017

South Africa’s Private Security Sector’s minimum wage is to increase from 1 September 2017 by an average increase of 6.4%.The new Sectoral Determination (SD) will be applicable until 31 August 2018. The minimum wage currently increases all other categories (e.g. Clerical staff, artisans, control centre operators, driver, general workers etc.) A statement by the Department… Continue Reading »


Number of private security personnel in Turkey increases 92 percent in six years

web-post August 31, 2017

The number of private security personnel in Turkey has risen by 92 percent over the past six years, according to figures from the Interior Ministry. Responding to an information application from independent lawmaker Aylin Nazıaka, the ministry’s statistics showed that the number of private security personnel actively working in the country rose to 284,399 from… Continue Reading »


Guidelines for Singapore private security firms to spot signs of radicalisation

web-post June 28, 2017

The Security Association of Singapore (SAS) will roll out a set of guidelines for private security agencies to help them identify potentially radicalised individuals. The new guidelines will include tell-tale signs of radicalisation and whistle-blowing procedures if possibly radicalised individuals are detected, SAS president Raj Joshua Thomas said. SAS, the lead security trade association representing… Continue Reading »


Private security boom worries Swiss police

web-post April 7, 2017

Fear of terrorism has reportedly created a thriving market for private security firms in Switzerland, but a lack of uniform standards has Swiss police concerned. According to a report in newspaper SonntagsBlick, figures from economic information service Bisnode D&B show that 689 new private security firms have sprung up in Switzerland in the last five… Continue Reading »


Private Security Industry gets recognition from Indian Government

web-post December 8, 2016

The Private Security Industry that employs over 7 million people in India is among the largest employers in the country, has finally caught the Government’s attention after many years of lobbying to make itself heard, by one of its own getting nominated, for the first time to the Central Advisory Board of the Ministry of… Continue Reading »


Australian Salvation Army partners with private security

web-post December 6, 2016

In an Australian first, the Salvation Army has partnered with a private security company, Protective Group, in a large-scale project to provide safety solutions to family violence victims. The ‘Safer in the Home’ project launched in September 2016 operates in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland. By 2017 and 2018 the project aims to provide services to… Continue Reading »

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